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Featured VRC Pro coming to Steam

Discussion in 'Other Racing Games' started by Oscar Hardwick, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Oscar Hardwick

    Oscar Hardwick
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    VRC Pro is leading in the field of RC car simulation and on the 24th of March will become available to an even wider user base with it’s release on to the steam store. VRC Pro markets itself as free to play simulated experience with a wide variety of different options for payment when it comes to opening up more of the games content. With both on and off road content available from the offset this RC simulator is a very interesting one to watch.


    VRC Pro is a simulator that advertises to a niche crowd already within the niche genre of simulated online racing. Boasting solid physics, impressive graphic fidelity and very impressive controller support. A small USB attachment is available from the VRC website, vrcworld.com, that allows you to integrate just about any RC car controller for use in the game. A large online community boasts active multiplayer and a vast array of events organized by in game racing clubs and by VRC themselves.

    The free to play part of the game allows access to 5 cars and 8 tracks, online mutiplayer and applicable events. The payment options include small transactions for individual components and parts to subscription style payments that unlock all of the content for set periods of time. This is an intuitive pricing system that doesn’t try to have it’s cake and eat it which comes as another breath as was the case with the R3E pricing model. It will be interesting to see how VRC Pro grows with the introduction to steam and hopefully a wider fan base for this small but incredibly impressive little sim racing title.
     
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  2. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    I've never even heard of this before. Will have to take a look :)
     
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  3. Matt

    Matt
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    RC Grand Prix on the SEGA Master System was one my my childhood favourites. Haven't heard of a RC game since, will definitely have a look at this.
     
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  4. Bram

    Bram
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    Love this stuff :)
     
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  5. Larry Downing

    Larry Downing
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    Along with SimRacing, I have raced RC cars on and off road for over 25 years. This sim is awesome! The physics are great and the graphics are pretty good. I use it for times I can't race the real thing.
     
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  6. Jeff Huber

    Jeff Huber
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    I've had it for quite a few years , up until about 2yrs ago. Fun for sure , but you definitely need to be into RC to really enjoy it and understand it. I raced the 1/8th scale buggies for many years. Ran the nitro quite a few years when I started it , then a few years ago went all electric. I don't race any more but it is a very fun ( and extremely expensive hobby ) if you take it seriously.
     
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  7. Jeff Huber

    Jeff Huber
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    BTW.....I'm not sure how Steam will operate this , but for the past 10yrs when I was playing around with it , it was yearly subscription. Setup in a way kind of like Iracing. You buy cars and tracks.
     
  8. I played this years ago and still get their newsletters :mad:. I remember it being really in depth and difficult to play.
     
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  9. Arconian

    Arconian
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    Good news! Love that hobby, but it's just too expensive for me right now. This sim can really cut costs for training.
    BTW, this is what we will get in steam version:
     
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  10. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    It's F2P now, for the core game anyway. You can buy extras which you then keep, like R3E :)
     
  11. Matyas Kone

    Matyas Kone
    Matyas_k

    I am really excited about this I really love this hobby in the last year I bought one basic car and I will go to the closest race track (Purmarend), but every lap I had some trouble with the car so I sold and maybe for this summer if I have enough money I will buy good one. So now I try this and amazing you can use with your real controller. And I don't heard about before this so thank you RD again:))))
     
  12. Hey, a use for my Spektrum DX3 when I can't use my local track because it's flooded. Ya, Associated B44.2's don't swim very well. :D
     
  13. Matyas Kone

    Matyas Kone
    Matyas_k

    And what is your opinion? it's fun to drive and totally different than in the real life or same?
     
  14. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    R3E is a lot, but not free-to-play. The basic content you get for free is imo way too thin to call it like that.
     
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  15. I haven't tried it yet. But from watching the IFMAR Worlds this last year vs the Virtual Worlds in VRC which had some of the same drivers, it looks pretty dang accurate.
     
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  16. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    Well, I tried it, got the DL from their site (too excited to wait for steam). It's pretty good, but you really do need to pay if you want to have any real fun with the game. Physics are pretty nice though!

    Man, I haven't driven any RC since I was like 10 years old, it's really refreshing to actually see an RC sim rather than a game. At least we get absolute realism with this, given we don't need to take into account any kind of feeling of g force which we obviously lack in AC and the like!
     
  17. Shawdad

    Shawdad
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  18. Shawdad

    Shawdad
    PSN ID: Shawdad

    Its available now! Downloading now! I didn't see you already had a post on this :rolleyes:
     
  19. Does anyone know how to get a Fanatec CSW v2 working in this game and how do I switch to the cockpit view?
     
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  20. Matyas Kone

    Matyas Kone
    Matyas_k

    This is RC simulator so I think you can't switch to the cockpit view like in real life.